Spreading the News: Coping Tricks from the Sickle Cell Clinic!— Sarah Lunn


This paper describes how the narrative practice of ‘spreading the news’ was used with a group of children with Sickle Cell Disease and their families. A ‘day out’ was organised for all who attended a hospital paediatric clinic for Sickle Cell Disease. This day provided the opportunity for all to share and celebrate their unique knowledges and successes in living well alongside the disease. The narrative steps taken to enable this project are documented as the author describes her experiences and learnings from this day.